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Tag Archives: music therapy

Music and Children

Children of all ages express themselves through music.  Even young infants sway, bounce, or move their hands in response to music.  Many preschoolers make up songs and, with no self-consciousness, sing to themselves as they play.  Children in elementary school learn to sing together as a group and possibly learn to play a musical instrument.  Older children dance to the music of Continue Reading

The ME ME ME Virus or attention seeking children are everywhere! Everywhere you look, people are demanding attention! The desire for attention is universal regardless of age, color, language, culture, etc. As adults, we want our bosses to notice us and our spouses to talk to us. We need to feel important and heard. It’s Continue Reading

5.  Music Activities help promote and encourage the children’s listening skills, creative expression and social interaction.  When music is used, children are able to explore sound, volume, tempo and rhythm.  (There are many educational concepts taught through music out there that  fit the curriculums of today which produce the rhythm and movements that children need to build Continue Reading

Music is So Special!

I have seen the child’s self-expressions brought out vividly when music is used and as the child reacts. When a song has a strong emotional impact, children’s express themselves by attempting to sing, sway their bodies, dance, or clap. You will note that music becomes an excellent medium for these group experiences and allows interactions Continue Reading